Nucleic Acid Extraction for Reference and Casework Samples

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Maxwell® 16 Forensic Instrument

The Maxwell® 16 Forensic Instrument offers easy-to-use, consistent automated nucleic acid extraction from reference samples (buccal swabs, FTA® Blood card punches and liquid blood) and casework samples (blood stains, semen stains, hairs, cigarette butts, tissues and trace DNA samples).

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Why Choose Maxwell® 16 Forensic?

With Maxwell® 16 Forensic you will be able to:

  • Gain efficiency with the easy-to-use prefilled reagent cartridges.
  • Simplify data entry using the included bar code reader.
  • Use sample tracking for easy report generation.
  • Eliminate cross-contamination concerns associated with liquid handling platforms.
  • Get proven results with a range of sample types for both reference samples and challenging casework samples with constant high yields.
  • Maximize bench space with the compact instrument footprint.

Maxwell® 16 Forensic:

Uses preprogrammed methods and tracks your samples for added confidence.

Decreases contamination concerns with built-in UV decontamination.

Processes 1 to 16 samples in 30-60 minutes.

This kit can be used for automated DNA extraction from reference samples with the Maxwell® 16 Forensic Instrument.

DNA IQ™ Reference Sample Kit for Maxwell® 16 »

  • DNA IQ™ Chemistry in prefilled cartridges
  • Specifically designed for DNA extraction from reference samples including buccal swabs, FTA® Blood card punches and liquid blood
  • Final DNA ready for downstream amplification

This kit can be used for automated DNA extraction from reference samples with the Maxwell® 16 Forensic Instrument.

DNA IQ™ Casework Pro Kit for Maxwell® 16 »

  • DNA IQ™ Chemistry in prefilled cartridges
  • Specifically designed for DNA extraction from casework samples including blood stains, semen stains, hairs, cigarette butts, tissues and trace DNA samples
  • Final DNA ready for downstream amplification
  • Includes elution buffer to ensure proper DNA storage

Maxwell® 16 Instrument Specifications

  • Processing Time: ~30 minutes
  • Number of Samples: Up to 16
  • Standard Configuration: 300 µl elution volume
  • Weight: 41.7 lb (18.9 kg)
  • Dimensions: 12.8W × 17.3D × 12.9H inches (33W × 44D × 33H cm)
  • Power Requirements: 100 – 240VAC, 50-60Hz, 2.1A
  • Intended Use: For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
  • Languages: Firmware available in 13 languages

One less thing to worry about

We know you are busy. That's why you needed a Maxwell® 16 Forensic. With our comprehensive menu of service and support options, you have one less thing to worry about. Promega helps ensure that your equipment is working properly and is ready when you need it.

Service Agreements and Products Available

  • Maxwell® 16 Premier Warranty Upgrade
    SA2000
  • Maxwell® 16 Standard Service Agreement
    SA2010
  • Maxwell® 16 Premier Service Agreement
    SA2015
  • Maxwell® 16 Preventative Maintenance
    SA2020
  • Maxwell® 6 Installation Qualification
    SA1001
  • Maxwell® 16 Operational Qualification
    SA1011
  • Maxwell® 16 Installation and Operational Qualification
    SA2021